An iconic watch in the Swiss watchmaker’s Heritage line, the Longines Legend Diver Watch is the 1960s diving watch reimagined. Maintaining the style codes and design elements typical of the era, Longines has applied modern expertise to this contemporary edition to guarantee legibility, water-resistance and practicality. The Swiss watchmaker is now offering a black version that is emblematic of the combination of sports and elegance and that integrates the exclusive L888 caliber.
The lines of the original watch have been preserved, including the boxed glass and the bidirectional internal turning diving bezel, which serve as reminders of the technical limitations of the era. While upholding the 1960s spirit of this legendary timepiece, Longines has also equipped it with contemporary and high-performance technical characteristics, including a black PVD coating for a resolutely modern design, a sapphire crystal, two crowns and a screw-down back to guarantee water-resistance to 30 bar. The bezel is activated and stopped by the crown located at 2 o’clock, allowing the wearer to determine the remaining dive time.
The indexes, numerals and hands, adorned with Super LumiNova®, pop from the black lacquered dial for optimum legibility, which is further enhanced by the plain, clean typeface used for the numerals 6, 9 and 12. The steel case is coated with a 42 mm layer of black PVD, and contains an automatic mechanical movement that is exclusive to Longines, with the illustration of a diver engraved on the screw-down back. A Milanese-style black rubber strap equipped with a folding titanium clasp treated with black PVD and an integrated diving extension complete this timepiece.
Model: The Longines Legend Diver Watch
Reference number: L3.7126.96.36.199
Mechanical self-winding movement,Calibre L888.2 (ETA A31.L01)
11½ lines, 21 jewels, 25’200 vibrations per hours
Power reserve: 64 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, stainless steel with black PVD treatment, Æ 42 mm with internal turning diving bezel
Screw-down case back and two screw-in crowns
Embossed diver symbol on case back
Crystal: Domed sapphire
Water-resistance: To 30 bar (300 meters)
Black lacquered dial, indices with squares coated with Super-LumiNova®, Arabic numerals underscored with luminescent rectangles
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated with Super-LumiNova®
Black rubber with a Milanese look with a double security folding Titanium grade 2 with black PVD treatment clasp and an integrated diving extension